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Family Fun and Fish Day 2018 a Great Success!

Posted on: May 22nd, 2018 by Brent Gotsch
Showing off the catch from Family Fun and Fish Day 2018 at Kenneth  Wilson State Campground.

Show­ing off the catch from Fam­ily Fun and Fish Day 2018 at Ken­neth Wil­son State Campground.

This year’s AWSMP Fam­ily Fun and Fish Day held at Ken­neth Wil­son State Camp­ground was a resound­ing suc­cess! Although the day started off cloudy and driz­zly, by the time activ­i­ties started the sun had come out and the tem­per­a­ture warmed to make for a com­fort­able day on the water. The event was attended by 61 youth and adults, and for many this was their first time fish­ing! Sev­eral types of fish were caught in the ponded river, includ­ing pump­kin­seed and cat­fish. Every­one enjoyed a bar­be­cue lunch and judg­ing by the lack of left­overs they worked up an appetite. AWSMP offered an arts and crafts activ­ity and “Build-a-Fish” game, though just about every­one enjoyed spend­ing time on the water seek­ing the elu­sive fish beneath the ripples.

Staff from NYSDEC help prepare a fishing pole for a Family Fun and Fish Day Participant

Staff from NYSDEC help pre­pare a fish­ing pole for a Fam­ily Fun and Fish Day Participant.

 

A big thank you goes out to vol­un­teers and staff who worked the event from Cor­nell Coop­er­a­tive Exten­sion of Ulster County, the NYS Depart­ment of Envi­ron­men­tal Con­ser­va­tion that pro­vided fish­ing poles and bait, and Tony Cocozza from the Ashokan-Pepacton Chap­ter of Trout Unlim­ited who helped men­tor many of the first-time anglers. We look for­ward to see­ing you all at next year’s Fam­ily Fun and Fish Day!

Fam­ily Fun and Fish Day is made pos­si­ble with fund­ing from the NYC Depart­ment of Envi­ron­men­tal Protection.

The most important part of fishing is selecting a lucky pole! A special thanks to NYSDEC for lending out the poles for this year's event.

The most impor­tant part of fish­ing is select­ing a lucky pole! A spe­cial thanks to NYSDEC for lend­ing out the poles for this year’s event.

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Family Fun and Fish Day 2016 Rescheduled!

Posted on: August 23rd, 2016 by Brent Gotsch

Fam­ily Fun and Fish Day 2016, ini­tially sched­uled for ear­lier this year, had to be post­poned due to bad weather. But now it’s back and we hope to see every­one there for a day filled with fun, fam­ily friendly activ­i­ties! Reg­is­ter here today!

The Ashokan Water­shed Stream Man­age­ment Pro­gram in coop­er­a­tion with the New York State Depart­ment of Envi­ron­men­tal Con­ser­va­tion (DEC) is host­ing “Fam­ily Fun & Fish Day” at Ken­neth Wil­son State Camp­ground located at 859 Wit­ten­berg Road in Mount Trem­per, NY on Sat­ur­day, Octo­ber 1 from 11:00am to 1:30pm.

DEC fish­eries staff and vol­un­teers with local Trout Unlim­ited chap­ters will intro­duce youth and oth­ers to the sport of fish­ing and pro­vide edu­ca­tion on fish iden­ti­fi­ca­tion and aquatic ecol­ogy. Other fam­ily friendly activ­i­ties include a bar­beque, and arts and crafts under the pavil­ion start­ing at noon. Please let us know in advance if you have spe­cial needs related to the day’s activities.

All fish­ing sup­plies will be pro­vided, though you are wel­come to bring your own if you have them. No fish­ing license is required.

Reg­is­ter online now by click­ing here. DEC charges a $6 fee per car for admis­sion to the camp­ground — all other activ­i­ties at Fam­ily Fun and Fish Day are free.

For more infor­ma­tion on the event con­tact Brent Gotsch at 845–688-3047 Ext. 3, or by email at bwg37@cornell.edu.

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Family Fun and Fish Day is Back for 2016!

Posted on: May 20th, 2016 by Brent Gotsch

Fish­ing with the fam­ily is a great way to con­nect with each other and expe­ri­ence the great out­doors! Reg­is­ter now online!

Back by pop­u­lar demand for the fifth year in a row, the Ashokan Water­shed Stream Man­age­ment Pro­gram in coop­er­a­tion with the New York State Depart­ment of Envi­ron­men­tal Con­ser­va­tion (DEC) is host­ing “Fam­ily Fun & Fish Day” at Ken­neth Wil­son State Camp­ground located at 859 Wit­ten­berg Road in Mount Trem­per, NY on Sun­day, June 5 from 12:00pm to 2:30pm.

DEC fish­eries staff and vol­un­teers with local Trout Unlim­ited chap­ters will intro­duce youth and oth­ers to the sport of fish­ing and pro­vide edu­ca­tion on fish iden­ti­fi­ca­tion and aquatic ecol­ogy. Other fam­ily friendly activ­i­ties include a bar­beque, and arts and crafts under the pavil­ion start­ing at noon. Please let us know in advance if you have spe­cial needs related to the day’s activities.

All fish­ing sup­plies will be pro­vided, though you are wel­come to bring your own if you have them. No fish­ing license is required.

Reg­is­ter online now by click­ing here. DEC charges a $6 fee per car for admis­sion to the camp­ground — all other activ­i­ties at Fam­ily Fun and Fish Day are free.

For more infor­ma­tion on the event con­tact Brent Gotsch at 845–688-3047 Ext. 3, or by email at bwg37@cornell.edu.

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Another Successful Family Fun and Fish Day!

Posted on: July 13th, 2015 by Brent Gotsch

AWSMP’s Annual Fam­ily Fun and Fish Day 2015 was a great suc­cess! The over­cast weather and threat of rain didn’t stop nearly 60 par­tic­i­pants from head­ing down to Ken­neth Wil­son State Camp­ground in Mount Trem­per on Sat­ur­day, June 27. The day’s events were focused on learn­ing the sport of fish­ing and some basics about aquatic ecol­ogy and water­shed sci­ence. Par­tic­i­pants ranged in age from the very young to the young at heart, many of whom had never fished before. New York State Depart­ment of Envi­ron­men­tal Con­ser­va­tion (NYSDEC) staff loaned fish­ing poles and bait to par­tic­i­pants. Vol­un­teers from the Ashokan-Pepacton Chap­ter of Trout Unlim­ited offered instruc­tion on how to prop­erly bait a hook, cast a line, and safely return a caught fish back to its watery home. Activ­i­ties for the youngest included col­or­ing pic­tures of the New York State Fish (the brook trout), a mag­netic fish­ing game, and a create-your-own fish activ­ity that helped aspir­ing anglers iden­tify dif­fer­ent species of fish and their anatomy. Events of the day were capped with a bar­beque lunch for all to enjoy.

AWSMP wishes to thank the vol­un­teers from Trout Unlim­ited who helped instruct novice anglers, and staff from the NYSDEC for loan­ing equip­ment, tackle, and instruc­tion for the event. This is the fourth year that AWSMP has hosted this fun, fam­ily friendly event that seems to grow with each year. We look for­ward to see­ing you next year at Fam­ily Fun and Fish Day!

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Family Fun and Fish Day Returns!

Posted on: May 18th, 2015 by Brent Gotsch

Fish­ing with the fam­ily is a great way to con­nect with each other and expe­ri­ence the great outdoors!

Back by pop­u­lar demand for a fourth year in a row, the Ashokan Water­shed Stream Man­age­ment Pro­gram in coop­er­a­tion with the New York State Depart­ment of Envi­ron­men­tal Con­ser­va­tion (DEC) is host­ing “Fam­ily Fun & Fish Day” at Ken­neth Wil­son State Camp­ground located at 859 Wit­ten­berg Road in Mount Trem­per, NY on Sat­ur­day, June 27 from 11:00am to 1:30pm.

DEC fish­eries staff and vol­un­teers with local Trout Unlim­ited chap­ters will intro­duce youth and oth­ers to the sport of fish­ing and pro­vide edu­ca­tion on fish iden­ti­fi­ca­tion and aquatic ecol­ogy. Other fam­ily friendly activ­i­ties include a bar­beque, and arts and crafts under the pavil­ion start­ing at noon. Please let us know in advance if you have spe­cial needs related to the day’s activities.

All fish­ing sup­plies will be pro­vided, though you are wel­come to bring your own if you have them. The event is FREE and no fish­ing license is required.

IMPORTANT UPDATE:  Due to cir­cum­stances beyond our con­trol we can no longer offer free admit­tance to Ken­neth Wil­son State Camp­ground. If you wish to attend you must pay the entrance fee of $6 per car­load at the main gate. We apol­o­gize for any inconvenience.

Please reg­is­ter by June 25, 2015. A list of reg­is­tered atten­dees will be held at the main gate. Reg­is­ter online now by vis­it­ing https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/familyfishingday2015_251. For more infor­ma­tion on the event con­tact Brent Gotsch at 845–688-3047 Ext. 3, or by email at bwg37@cornell.edu.

 

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